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Horoscopes: Monday, February 26, 2018

Updated: Monday, February 26, 2018, 12:46 AM

ARIES (March 21-April 19). People tend to simplify the personalities and characteristics of others in their own minds to process social information. Today there's a reward for rejecting and defying the stereotype.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The only good thing about regret is that it shows you what to want today. Use it as information to help you look for opportunities. It's not too late.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People get addicted to all kinds of things. Among the strongest addictions of all is a person's addiction to his or her own story. If your story isn't serving you, it's an addiction that needs to be broken.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You know it's a game, but that's not the point. It's still an experience, and an experience is still your life. Whatever the stakes may be, play full out.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Pick a destination; any one will do. Without a destination, you'll spend time and effort in moving and still feel as if you're getting nowhere. Give yourself the satisfaction of arrival.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Maybe the culinary experts taste the spice in the sauce, but most people taste "ranch dressing" and not buttermilk, herbs, mustard seed, etc. Don't explain your "recipe"; go for the effect.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can save yourself a lot of hassle by choosing right in the first place. This will be true for relationships, tasks, items... just about everything you do. Put thought into the beginnings. Also, if it doesn't feel right, don't even start.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Skilled actors know that even if they are playing someone deplorable, they must use a nonjudgmental kind of compassion to find the motivation behind villainy. This applies to someone today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There's a new pattern emerging in your personal life. Give it scrutiny. Is this really what you want to repeat? One little tweak could make a world of difference. Go for what you want.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's a flipbook kind of day. You'll go quickly from scene to scene. Your mind fills in the blanks, making it seem like movement - but that's just an illusion. So be sure to appreciate each individual "still" while you're on that page.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To suggest that you're supportive would be an understatement. Sometimes it's as if you're holding the whole thing up by yourself. Just don't let this be the constant, or they'll be dependent on you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Because you have a limited amount of energy to spend on a problem, you're better off doing nothing than chasing down every possible lead. You can afford to be selective. There's action and there's intelligent action.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 26). You're not the same person you were last year, and by your next birthday, you'll have evolved again. You'll get funding for a project, and an adventure begins. In April, love sparks your creativity. A new interest will have you making big plans in May and following through for most of the summer on them. Cancer and Sagittarius adore you. Lucky numbers: 8, 5, 3, 33, 38.

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